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Oct 19, 2012 6:00am EDT
it at the moment. what i would like to say is this -- i think jordan is going through a difficult time. i think that the king is handling this situation very capably. i would like to mention that traditionally the kingdom of jordan is always, both himself and his father -- who i knew and with whom i had a long- lasting relationship of several years -- was always jockeying a position. jordan is now under extreme pressure from the north, as well. the overflow of refugees into jordan has been a problem. after desert storm, there was a flow of refugees from the gulf states to jordan. after the iraq second war, there was a big flow from iraq into jordan. now there has been a flow of syrian refugees into jordan. jordan is not such a big country that it can serve such a large influx of refugees. it is also a complicated issue, and on top of all that, as you probably will all recall, on several occasions there have been large groups of palestinians that have moved into jordan as a result of both the war of independence and the war of 1967. jordan, having all of that on its shoulders, one has to complim
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
it takes to stop the defense cuts from happening. now you have jim jordan saying we will let those go into >> what does that mean for vote >> he does not have sway over
CSPAN
Oct 19, 2012 1:00am EDT
secret negotiator of the israel-jordan peace treaty. it is easy to forget that role. but it is important to understand how crucial that peace treaty is now as the area is so volatile. there's a bit of good news today -- the new egyptian ambassador to israel came today to announce that israel -- that egypt will abide by the peace treaty -- will abide by the peace treaty with israel. but we have relied on the peace treaty, israel has relied on it. and so have we, the peace treaty with jordan, for many years. and efraim halevy deserves enormous credit for that. as haleh said, we watched developments in the middle east very closely here. the president of the yemen came a few weeks ago to speak about a way forward for his country, which is trying hard to become a strong ally in the fight against terrorism, and has huge economic challenges. we just held the second of three meetings on how women are fairing in the arab awakening. last month, former deputy secretary of state and ambassador, tom pickering, and other national security officials, military officers and experts with decades of experi
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2012 9:45pm EDT
at the beginning of this yerar upon the initiative of jordan. we have also encouraged the expressed desires of several countries to contribute to efforts to break the cycle of deadlock. we have also undertaken an initiative to have favorable conditions. unfortunately, the result of all of these initiatives has been very negative. mr. president, ladies and gentlemen, there can only be one meeting of debt is a of -- meainaning of the government actions in our homeland. a permanent status agreement to end the conflict and achieve peace. when understanding leads to one conclusion. the isreali accepts the two state solution. the two state solution, namely the state of palestinian coexist with the state of israel, represents the spirit of this for a compromise in this declaration of principles signed 19 years ago. it is a compromise in which the palestinian people accepted to establish their state and only 22% of the territory of historic palestine. there is an intensification of isreali measures in the emptying the course -- emptying the oslo accord of their meaning. they're making it the extrem
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
.s. military sent to jordan on syria crisis." mostly this military unit is helping jordan handle the estimated at 180,000 syrian refugees who have crossed the border and are severely straining the country's resources. foreign policy is to be a topic in the debate between vice president joe biden and vice presidential candidate paul ryan. the debate begins at 9:00 p.m. eastern time on thursday, and we will read air the debate after we take your phone calls and -- we will re-air the debate after we take your phone calls and comments. up next, we will talk with frank donna kelley on campaign -- frank donatelli on campaign 2012. julie, this is not the first time that the candidates for that seat will be squaring off. there are two debates under their belts. where do things stand? guest: the first two debates in this race have been pretty it and fall, a pretty nasty the dates. pretty positive up until september. there is the ban on outside grant adds -- on outside ads. until september, there were no negative adds for either candidate as well, but over the last couple of months it has taken a trend
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 4:00pm EDT
finding a save hivepb to launch attacks. when i met with the king of jordan last month we discussed continuing reforms to move his country toward more democracy and property. so in all of these places and many others, the united states is helping the people of those nations chart their own decemberty anies and realize the full measure of their own human dignity. dignity is a word that means many things to different people in can cull chures but it does speak to something universe until all of us. as one egyptian observed freedom and dignity are more important than food and water. when you eat in humiliation, you can't taste the food. but dignity does not come from avenging perceived insults especially with violence that can never be justified. it comes from taking responsibility for once self-and once community and if you look around the world today those countries focused on fostering growth are pulling ahead. building schools instead of burning them, investing in their people's create tivet not encouraging their rage. empowering women, not excluding them, opening their committees
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:45am EDT
egypt and jordan. we seek to forge peace with the palestinians. president abbas just spoke here. we will not solve our conflicts with libel speeches at the u.n. we have to sit together and negotiate together and reach a mutual compromise in which a palestinian state recognizes the one and only jewish state. [applause] israel wants to see middle east progress and peace. we want to see the three great legions that sprang forth from -- judaism, christianity, and is -- judaism, christianity, and is
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 12:15am EDT
calls, tweets and emails live 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. ohio rep jim jordan is our guest on newsmaker this weekend. the chairman of the republican study committee discusses the top 12 campaign. and the congressional investigation into attacks on u.s. consulate the pope and gothic. -- consulate in benghazi. news makers, some day after washington journal at 10:00 a.m. eastern and then again later at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> the supreme court heard oral argument wednesday on fisher v. university of texas, a case that could determine the future of affirmative action. abigail fisher, who is white, was denied admission to the university of texas at austin to richie suit, arguing that racial minorities with force credentials were accepted at had a fair -- ahead of her. she says and violates the guarantee of equal protection. this is about an hour and half. >> well, i get to say that this is case number 11-345, fisher against the university of texas at austin. and you get to say -- >> mr. chief justice, general suter trained me too well. mr. chief justice, and members of the court, and
CSPAN
Oct 18, 2012 1:00pm EDT
and egypt and also the joint projects of energy resources in the middle east between israel and jordan and how that comes to play with everything you said. >> 3 home-run questions from three freshmen. [laughter] the united states is very supportive of efforts in the middle east to try to work out some of the challenges to the production and exporting of energy. and i think you know from having been in his real that israel has made some significant finds of natural gas off its coastline. potential forhe such new energy sources of cyprus, off the lead the non -- off of lebanon and we have been working diplomatically that everyone work out their boundaries. that is one of the points i was making. there's often overlapping claims and those overlapping claims, unless they are resolved, stand in the way of the commercial exploitation of what ever the reserves might be. so it is in everyone's interest to try to make sure that everybody knows where the boundaries are and people are then able to let contracts that legally recognized to see what potential is available. similarly, with respect to
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 1:00pm EDT
you, sir. >> may i ask we give mr. jordan his full five minutes? >> be honest -- >> i ask yuan mouse consent the member have 15 seconds. >> objection. mr. chairman, with all due respect. you just allowed mr. burton to go over by two minutes and you're giving mr. -- >> i'm sure it's going to balance tout time. >> we have gone over and i'm going to pull it back into five minutes. >> before we get to your part of the day we will get there. >> without objection, the ranking member is given equal time to ask a question, please. >> i want to go back to you ambassador. i think that was a very critical question. mr. norton talked about the five days. can you explain that to us that during that period, five days or whatever it was, not having the information contrary to what ms. rice may have said. i understand it was based on intelligence. but can you explain how that could happen to the public? in other words, were you all still gathering information, what was going on there, do you know? >> mr. comings, we were gathering information from the intelligence community. we wanted to know what w
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 1:15am EDT
of america. >> jim jordan is our guest on newsmaker is this weekend. the chairman discusses the 2012 camp,lñ?ñ?aign. and the congressional investigation into a tax on the u.s. consulate in been gauzy. he will also talk about what he wants congress to do and whether to let theéxñ?ñ?ñ bush era tax s expire. sunday after washington journal at 10:00 a.m. eastern and later at 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. ÷÷ñ?ñ?>> next, a look at the influences of super pacs in the 2012 election. panelists talked about the difference between them and other organizations. disclosure rules, anonymous donors, and the concept of money as free speech. this is just over one hour. >> i will not -- i love that title. dark money rising, it seems like there should be a batman iiñ?ñ?character involved. instead, a lot of people with a lot of money. first i'm going to introduce our panel, starting to my left is melanie sloan. she is a recognized expert on congressional ethics and she served as an assistant u.s. attorney in the district of columbia from 1998-2003. next we have8çñ?ñ? in your times writer. he is
CSPAN
Oct 14, 2012 2:00pm EDT
is your testimony. thank you, sir. >> may i ask we give mr. jordan his full five minutes? >> be honest -- >> i ask unanimous consent the member have 15 seconds. >> objection. mr. chairman, with all due respect. you just allowed mr. burton to go over by two minutes and you're giving mr. -- >> i'm sure it's going to balance tout time. >> we have gone over and i'm going to pull it back into five minutes. >> before we get to your part of the day we will get there. >> without objection, the ranking member is given equal time to ask a question, please. >> i want to go back to you ambassador. i think that was a very critical question. mr. norton talked about the five days. can you explain that to us that during that period, five days or whatever it was, not having the information contrary to what ms. rice may have said. i understand it was based on intelligence. but can you explain how that could happen to the public? in other words, were you all still gathering information, what was going on there, do you know? >> mr. comings, we were gathering information from the intelligence community. we
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
makers program. we have the chance to speak to jim jordan. and among the topics he talked about was that of libya. and the congressional investigations of the attack on the united states consulate in benghazi. he was of the oversight committee hearing this past week, in which he probed diplomatic security in libya. we will talk about that topic. but here is a bit from the news makers. >> the hearing made it clear that this quest to get to normalized security operations trumped security. politics trumped security. first of all, there are several things that stand out. it was september 11. it should be on high alert on that day. there were 230 -- security incidents as of may 13 months prior to the september 11 attacks on our consulate were the ambassador and three others were killed. 230. on the to 31, we will blamed on libya. you had repeated requests from the guys on the ground. the two guys to testify were on the ground for eight and nine months. it had been there eight and nine months. they repeatedly asked for additional help. and there were denied by people in washington, as
CSPAN
Oct 17, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. >> it is spreading already. it is spreading to lebanon and jordan. >> the husband of violence. -- there has not been of violence in lebanon. at the same time, there is so many other places where you could have a fire began. -- which i think the russians are, here. >> i agree that russia is unlikely to help us in the united states. we have tried three times in the u.n.. cotton three vetoes in return. best case, maybe i was in china a few months ago. talking about, maybe they should concentrate on domestic problems, rather than having a domestic -- rather than having an aggressive domestic foreign policy. it is a possibility. i would give you my worst case, and it may be unfolding before our eyes. nato has guarantee turkey's borders. in case, what happened in just a week ago flares up -- more shelling. remember when i said in my presentation. he decides -- nonetheless, he might escalate the conflict the russians will not intervene. they said they -- their treaty with syria is not going to guarantee russian aid. we could see a nice war opening up with my then dragged into russia with the iranians. then
CSPAN
Oct 5, 2012 9:00am EDT
as the stations abroad taster's nominated journalists to. they were selected by random drug. we have dave jordan from the greenville ma rket. and dave wagner from charlotte. also the topics and questions for this debate were selected after surveying members of the association of north carolina. after the candidates have provided answers, the candidate complementing first may provide an additional response up to 30 seconds in length. if any candidate exceeds that time, i will interrupt and advance our discussion. the journalists are allowed to ask follow-up questions to the candidates, if needed. our first question tonight is from dave jordan. >> both of you have talked about jobs and the economy as a top issue. you have both set forth specific plans. could you give us more detail on what exactly is that you want to do, how it you will achieve that, and how soon you think jobs can be created. >> we are going to tough times, and i have listed specific steps that i will take as governor if i am elected. the first thing we need is change the culture of government, and the attitude to make sure that
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2012 10:00am EDT
was standing in terms of putting religion on the table. i made several interventions with jordan and italy. i believe that the conversation has begun. the first cut in going forward is doing what we are doing today and putting government, religion, and politics on the table. we are planting seeds for the future. i think we have made a lot of headway with strategic of dialogue. i would hope at some point, this panel and i could travel together so it is not just of a government. the government goes with congress. i think at some point in the future we might want to go together and begin to really show them a paradigm that has not been done before. we are on our way. >> for the invitation. [laughter] >> we have a lot of questions and the time is quickly marching on. i will ask you to run around a little bit. you might want to be on the center aisle so we can capture some of these questions before we leave at noon. >> i will make it really quick. one of the elements and i think is lacking in the discussion, we talk about the u.s. government and civil society. we do not talk much about the behavio
CSPAN
Oct 11, 2012 1:00am EDT
in the country. violent attacks on our embassy. what does it take? >> it is what i said, mr. jordan. there was not any actionable intelligence. as the director of national intelligence had said. >> are these guys professionals? these guys said they needed more help. >> if i could finish my statement, sir. >> all right, and then i want to go to these guys. >> there was no actionable intelligence available that indicated there was a plan or any indication of a massive attack of the nature and lethality. >> they were not good enough? >> there was a single rocket propelled grenade fired at the red cross. there was an attack on the british compound. we analyzed those things. i should also note, for example, the french and italians and the united nations lifted that same threats -- >> mr. nordstrom, do you think there were ever going to give you what you wanted? what would warrant them saying, these guys know what they're talking about? we are going to me to the request. -- to meet that request. >> thank you for asking that question. i had that conversation when i came back on leave for t
CSPAN
Oct 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. jim jordan, bob gibbs are here. we need josh mandel in washington. we need him now. president obama the last four years has made a lot of decisions. some of them like the stimulus package he said would result in all kinds of new jobs. that has not happened. he said he was going to cut the deficit in half. that has not happened. the good news that we have somebody who is running for president that has the know-how. he has the experience. he has got the experience, the record, and he knows how to work with democrats, republicans cannot independents alike to address the challenges we face as a country, and that is why we need mitt romney in washington to fix what is broken and bring back the american dream. i see a uaw member here economy. autos. talk what go said barack obama that said were a few wars. one was about the auto industry. he said, you want to take those companies to bankruptcy. i supported a rescue package for the autos, but what obama said was not true. it was barack obama who took gm and chrysler through bankruptcy, ok? >> right? second, it was mitt romney who absolutel
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2012 8:45pm EDT
, and they have a track record of being able to forge these peace agreements. they succeeded with jordan. they succeeded with egypt. i'm sure that we're going to see more success there, also. it's got to be a commitment of the united states of america, though. and i can promise you, in a mccain-palin administration, that commitment is there to work with our friends in israel. >> senator? >> gwen, no one in the united states senate has been a better friend to israel than joe biden. i would have never, ever joined this ticket were i not absolutely sure barack obama shared my passion. but you asked a question about whether or not this administration's policy had made sense or something to that effect. it has been an abject failure, this administration's policy. in fairness to secretary rice, she's trying to turn it around now in the seventh or eighth year. here's what the president said when we said no. he insisted on elections on the west bank, when i said, and others said, and barack obama said, "big mistake. hamas will win. you'll legitimize them." what happened. hamas won. when we kicke
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 7:00am EDT
of weapons that they need are the saudis and from others through jordan and others and the supply sources that they are ref receiving. so there was, there is a sense that there they are not yet getting the kinds of capabilities to go after aircraft in particular. they want shoulder fired antiaircraft weapons thats could go after syrian, the syrian airports which has been one of the important instruments of repression and one at which the small arms that free syrian army has are not appropriate again but i think this notion of that there are reports, there have been reports that the cia is working with turkish intelligence to insure that some of the weapons that are crossing from the turkish side of the border at least are not reaching the al qaeda and other jihaddist forces but it is a very difficult game. and as david's own story and piece suggest that's the pourous border. there had been before the conflict. there was vis-a-vis travel. many sir yips came to turkey to go shopping regularly and more modern malls and attract the stores there, so it is, and it remans a fairly pourous border
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 10:00am EDT
, if the time when jordan further and they are able to produce multiple weapons and a short time -- if the time line at short and a further and they are able to produce multiple weapons in a short time -- short of them testing in nuclear weapon, the further they get in the direction of having capabilities. [inaudible] >> you could maybe blame them now because they could price it in. thank you for the question, i want to get to a couple more. maybe you could both ask a question. >> i am just curious come in your analysis, how did you factor in the uncertainty about the effectiveness of a military strike? to a already indicated if there was a military strike, as i understand, having not read your report yet, that there would be a spike up in the short term of the price of oil. there seems to be almost an assumption that there would be closer to the issue of iranian military of nuclear capability when in fact there may not be closure. and i am just curious, was there a lot of analysis to that point about just this uncertainty about the effectiveness of any military strike? >> and we will take your
CSPAN
Oct 10, 2012 5:00pm EDT
working closely with it -- for some time with our partners. jordan has been taking an important role. as we have seen with the syrian regime's violations last week of turkish sovereignty, our partners in the region are greatly affected by assad's brutal campaign, so we will continue to coordinate closely with our partners moving forward as we have in the past. >> u.s. boots on the ground right next to a war zone -- is this an escalation? >> it is not an escalation. it is working with a partner to deal with the impacts of assad's brutality. >> as you know, many of the administration's critics would like to see a more active role by these troops. >> our position on providing military legal assistance has not changed. it is our position that what is needed in syria is not more weapons. what is needed is a political transition. you note critics who seem to support taking some sort of harder, more militaristic line, but they will not come forward and draw any real distinctions from what they are proposing compared to what the president is doing. if someone in congress or elsewhere wants t
CSPAN
Oct 13, 2012 4:21pm EDT
of america. >> on newsmakers, ohio congressman jim jordan discusses the 2012 campaign, including his battleground state of ohio. he also talked about what congress might do in the lame duck session and whether the bush tax cuts should expire. sunday at 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> our goal on "the communicators" this week is to look at the philosophies of president obama and governor romney when it comes to tech issues and explore any possible policies that could result from a second obama administration or a first from the administration. joining us in our discussion is john kneuer. he used to be the administrator of the national telecommunications and information administration under the george w. bush administration. and ed paisley is also joining as. he is from the american center for action fund. mr. paisley, if we could start with you. how could you describe president obama's overall philosophy when it comes to detect and communications issues? >> i would include text, communications, and science. i think all three go together. the overall philosophy really is
CSPAN
Oct 15, 2012 7:00am EDT
and efficiencies. host: jim jordan was on "newsmakers" yesterday. let's take a listen. [video clip] >> i think it will be difficult for people to vote for the most coal president in history. the infatuation of anything green. more and more information comes out -- this is the solyndra program. money was spent on 26 programs. 22 programs had junk status. it was ok to give them your tax dollars. host: you can see that on our website in its entirety. is the obama's stance on coal liability? guest: no one has paid a higher price than the people of ohio. cleveland has some of the worst air in the country. this is directly related to the coal that is being burned for electricity. a lot of people are turning to natural gas to make electricity instead of coal. has gone from being about half of our electricity to about 35%. host: this is a recent piece from the huffington post. it looks that states like west virginia. democrats need to have a different message at the presidential level. guest: senator rockefeller was talking about coal and said the coal industry needs to start telling the truth. we're
CSPAN
Oct 20, 2012 7:00pm EDT
work, and we are. and it's not only just america, but nato is now helping, jordan's helping train police, uae is helping train police. we've allocated $7 billion over the next months for reconstruction efforts. and we're making progress there. and our alliance is strong. and as i just told you, there's going to be a summit of the arab nations. japan will be hosting a summit. we're making progress. it is hard work. it is hard work to go from a tyranny to a democracy. it's hard work to go from a place where people get their hands cut off, or executed, to a place where people are free. but it's necessary work. and a free iraq is going to make this world a more peaceful place. >> ninety seconds, senator kerry. >> what i think troubles a lot of people in our country is that the president has just sort of described one kind of mistake. but what he has said is that, even knowing there were no weapons of mass destruction, even knowing there was no imminent threat, even knowing there was no connection with al qaida, he would still have done everything the same way. those are his words. now
CSPAN
Oct 26, 2012 1:00am EDT
shore ♪ as i go down to that river of jordan if i could i believe it would makemy me whole i am a pilgrim and a stranger traveling through this weariesome land it's not made by hands and it's not not made by hands ♪ [applause] >> george mcgovern may have been the most modest and gracious human being that any of us have ever known. he and jim had an interest in two things. one is politics and the other is baseball. jim abner coached the team and george mcgovern loved the st. louis cardinals. george mcgovern lost two races later in his life. the race for the presidency against richard nixon and then the race for the united states senate against jim adler. he is probably the most gracious and modest person any of us have ever known and that is true. he got a lot of attention. bob dole wrote a letter to the new york times in the wake of his passing talking about the fact that george mcgovern and attended pat nixon's funeral. no one was more surprised than richard nixon when george mcgovern showed up. what a lot of people do not know is george mcgovern of's passion for baseball als
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 1:00am EDT
to make sure jim is reelected. jim jordan, bob gibbs are here. and i want to be the senior senator from ohio. we need josh mandel in ohio. we need him now. you know, president obama -- over the last four years has made a lot of decisions. some of them, he siad would result in new jobs that haven't happened. he said he'd cut the deficit. it hasn't happened. we have someone who is running for president who knows how to bring back jobs. he has the experience. he has the experience and the record nd he knows how to work with democrats and republicans and that's why we need mitt romney to fix what's broken and bring back the american dream. i see a uaw member here in front of me. i will talk autos in a way that is straight talk. obama said a few things that, as he said, were "whoppers." he said, you wanted to take those companies through bankruptcy. it was obama who took gm and chrysler through bankruptcy. it was mitt romney who did provide for loan guarantees. every fact-checker who looked has said that barack obama was wrong and was not telling the truth. this is what is most important, wi
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2012 5:00pm EDT
by barbara jordan and 1990's. i think the way to describe the american immigration system is, it is enormous. it represents something like one-third of the world's total immigration into one country with 7% of the world's population. it is enormous but terribly unbalanced. it is dominated by family ties and skills based immigration is an afterthought in the current system. that is the problem you're referring to. it is also off balance as an expedient. we have a dominance now in the skills based side and a dominance of temporary migration over permanent migration. that is not healthy, and that is why we get these kind of peculiar outcomes that he was talking about. the system is enormous. needs reform. it is not that we need more immigration. it is that we need to have a better balance within the immigration system. as far as who does better, i never thought i would say this, i must say. i spent many years living in britain and they had a hopeless immigration system, i thought, very badly administered, very badly thought through. they now probably have the most thoughtful analysis of skills
CSPAN
Oct 31, 2012 10:00am EDT
your great service. but you know, just like michael jordan, john stockton and karl melodic, there's a time to retire. we need to make sure that our children have every opportunity to live the american dream. i let experience does not come 36 years in government, but from the 34 years at the ibm corporation. when i go back to washington, i will vote my conscience, my constituents and the constitution. i will not be as partisan individual that is ruining our country today. government should protect you and me from those who do us harm. threaten our right and take away our civil liberties whether they be foreign or domestic, on scribbles' businesses, corporations or individuals. i gained a reputation as one who work together to balance the state budget every year. collaboration is our problems are solved. as your united states senator, i promise you every day i will work to represent you and this great state. god bless you. god bless, utah. thank you very much. >> on behalf of the audience and the citizens of utah, we thank you both for running. >> c-span will continue to bring you g
CSPAN
Oct 25, 2012 8:00pm EDT
them ♪ shore're on that distant ♪ ♪ ♪ as i go down to that river of jordan [indiscernible] would make me whole ♪ ♪ i am a pilgrim and a stranger ♪ ♪ traveling through this wearisome land ♪ made by hands ♪ [applause] >> george mcgovern may have been the most modest and gracious human being that any of us have ever known. he and jim had an interest and politics and baseball. jim abner coached the team and george mcgovern love this in los crowells -- loved the st. louis cardinals. he lost two races, against richard nixon and the race for the u.s. senate. he is probably the most gracious and modest person any of us have ever known and that is true. he got a lot of attention. bob dole wrote a letter to the near times talking about the fact that george mcgovern and attended panics and's funeral. no one was more surprised than richard nixon when george mcgovern showed up. what a lot of people do not know is george mcgovern of's passion for baseball also involved going to our minor league team. as matt mcgovern will tell you, when he would drive his grandpa to the canaries games,
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2012 12:00pm EDT
and the las vegas strip. we have problems with egypt and problems in syria. jordan is becoming destabilized. the fact of the matter is we have to be very careful to ensure that our ally, the most reliable ally we have and the only democracy in a very dangerous part of a world, has the tools they need to keep their people safe. >> thank you for the question. the biggest threat to israel today is iran with nuclear weapons. the second biggest threat to israel today is whether not the united states will stand behind them when they are threatened. there are very few differences between my opponent and me on foreign policy. if she wants to have a debate, she ought to have that debate with the president. what happened in egypt and libya, it took them weeks to decide it was a terrorist attack. i am concerned because israel needs our help. it will need our support and i stand behind them. >> ok. >> this is an issue that is very important to me. i have spent a critical time in middle east peace. when i disagreed with the president, i was the first one on either side of the aisle to express my differe
CSPAN
Oct 7, 2012 2:00pm EDT
. they succeeded with jordan. they succeeded with egypt. i'm sure that we're going to see more success there, also. it's got to be a commitment of the united states of america, though. and i can promise you, in a mccain-palin administration, that commitment is there to work with our friends in israel. >> senator? >> gwen, no one in the united states senate has been a better friend to israel than joe biden. i would have never, ever joined this ticket were i not absolutely sure barack obama shared my passion. but you asked a question about whether or not this administration's policy had made sense or something to that effect. it has been an abject failure, this administration's policy. in fairness to secretary rice, she's trying to turn it around now in the seventh or eighth year. here's what the president said when we said no. he insisted on elections on the west bank, when i said, and others said, and barack obama said, "big mistake. hamas will win. you'll legitimize them." what happened? hamas won. when we kicked -- along with france, we kicked hezbollah out of lebanon, i said and barack said, "m
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Oct 10, 2012 8:00pm EDT
give mr. jordan his full five minutes? >> be honest -- >> i ask unanimous consent the member have 15 seconds. >> objection. mr. chairman, with all due respect. you just allowed mr. burton to go over by two minutes and you're giving mr. -- >> i'm sure it's going to balance tout time. >> we have gone over and i'm going to pull it back into five minutes. >> before we get to your part of the day we will get there. >> without objection, the ranking member is given equal time to ask a question, please. >> i want to go back to you ambassador. i think that was a very critical question. mr. norton talked about the five days. can you explain that to us that during that period, five days or whatever it was, not having the information contrary to what ms. rice may have said. i understand it was based on intelligence. but can you explain how that could happen to the public? in other words, were you all still gathering information, what was going on there, do you know? >> mr. comings, we were gathering information from the intelligence community. we wanted to know what was happening more than anyo
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